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Prosecutors Reject Terror Suspect’s Claim

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Aug. 9 (UPI) — A judge in Kentucky is considering an Iraqi refugee’s assertion he can’t be prosecuted in a U.S. court on charges he conspired to commit terrorist acts in Iraq. Federal prosecutors reject Waad Ramadan Alwan’s claim the Geneva Convention protects him from prosecution in the United States, The (Louisville, […]

Gay Caregiver Spouse Ordered Deported

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — The Obama administration ordered the expulsion of a gay man’s spouse who petitioned for permanent U.S. residency to care for his ailing partner. On July 26, the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, citing the Defense of Marriage Act, denied John Makk’s application for an I-130 visa, a spousal […]

Walgreens To Sell Health Insurance?

DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 9 (UPI) — U.S. drugstore chain Walgreens is expected to begin selling health insurance before the end of the year, sources told CNNMoney. Walgreens did not comment directly on the plan. Instead, a company spokesman said the retailer was “looking at a number of options in light of healthcare reform as we […]

Strongest Solar Flare In Four Years

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — The largest solar flare in four years erupted from the sun Tuesday, but it is unlikely to cause any problems on Earth, U.S. scientists say. A National Atmospheric and Oceanographic Administration satellite recorded the flare at 3:48 a.m. EDT, a NASA release said. “It was a big flare,” Joe Kunches, […]

Poll: Business Leaders Better Job Creators

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — U.S. voters say they think the U.S. government should help create jobs, but said the matter would be better left to business leaders, Rasmussen Reports said. Results released Tuesday indicate 75 percent of likely voters think it is at least somewhat important for the government to undertake a new program […]

House To Consider Back Pay For FAA Workers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Thousands of Federal Aviation Administration workers idled by a two-week shutdown would get back pay under a bill introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House. The measure authorizing the payment of wages and benefits to about 4,000 FAA employees for the time they were off during the agency’s partial shutdown was […]

Spice Used In Curry May Help Tendinitis

NOTTINGHAM, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A common spice used in Indian curries shows promise for those suffering from tendinitis, a team of British and German researchers say. Dr. Ali Mobasheri of the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and colleagues at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, say curcumin, which […]

Economics Behind Britain’s Riots?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Large portions of London and other British cities are continuing scenes of raging, mindless violence amid the worst wave of rioting in recent European history. Gone for good is the image of Britain as a particularly civil society where cups of tea and polite discourse solved all. Debris from looted […]

Clerk Killed, 2 Wounded In Fla. Robbery

FORT LAUDERDLE, Fla., Aug. 9 (UPI) — A holdup at a check-cashing store in South Florida ended badly Tuesday with a clerk shot to death and two other people, wounded, authorities said. WTVJ-TV, Miami, reported the shootings occurred after Broward County sheriff’s deputies responded to a robbery report about 9:30 a.m. Officials said the deputies […]

HHS Grants To Expand Healthcare Access

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Sixty-seven community centers will share $28.8 million to help build health service delivery sites, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday. The health service delivery sites are expected to serve an additional 286,000 patients, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a release. The funds were made available through […]

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